General Plumbing Tips for Homeowners and Sellers in Metro Vancouver

Posted on: July 21st, 2014 by Ashton Service Group
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As the housing market in Metro Vancouver continues to heat up with the average home reaching $976,600 in June according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, sellers want top dollars for their listing.

Homeowners putting their homes up for sale do not want to have any plumbing problems drive the price down. To ensure that a home passes the home inspection that usually comes with selling a home, homeowners should examine their plumbing before they put their home on the market.

Below is a list of items that homeowners should check that are in good working condition, if not then place a call to a qualified, licensed plumber in Vancouver to get it repaired.

Kitchen:

• Run  the garbage disposal and dishwasher to make sure they work properly and there are no leaks.

Sinks:

• Examine all faucets to make sure none are dripping.

• Fill sinks with water and then drain them to ensure good drain flow. Slow draining may indicate that there is a clog or blockage in the pipes that are preventing the water from draining freely.

• Open cabinet doors and check under sinks for leaks.

• Look for rust and corrosion on sinks as well as the pipes.

Bathrooms:

• Fill bathtubs with water and then drain them to make sure there is good drain flow.

• Inspect the base of toilets for signs of water damage or soft floors.

• Flush toilets. Check for continual running after tank is full and make sure debris in the bowl clears with the flushing.

 Other plumbing fixtures:

• Turn water supply valves on and off to test for leaks.

• Inspect the water meter to ensure that water loss is not occurring.

• Hire a professional plumber to video inspect the sewer line to verify that the plumbing system is in good condition.

If everything is found to be in working condition than you do not have to worry about leaks or wasting water from any of those areas.

If you are selling your home than you are ready to list but to be sure there are no further hidden costs, have a qualified plumbing technician to check your mechanical equipment such as your furnace, boiler, or hot water tank as those are looked at in home inspections too.

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